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From: Pavel Raiskup <>
Subject: Re: Build system changes
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:44:47 +0100

On Friday, December 8, 2017 3:38:50 PM CET Thomas Klausner wrote:
> For a long time, we have been maintaining two build systems for
> libzip: one based on autoconf/automake and one using CMake.
> The maintenance of two systems lead to various items not being
> correctly handled in both systems, due to oversight and errors. And it
> came with a cost in time and effort.
> For that reason, we have retired the autoconf/automake based build
> system and will now only support the CMake one.

Hmm, a bit sad to me (bootstrapping issues, you need to have cmake
installed to build libzip now).

Also, e.g. Fedora/RHEL packaging of libzip historically depends on
autoconf's ./configure (and it would surprise if any other GNU/Linux
distro did differently).  This could trigger a lot of work on packager's

So I would prefer keeping only autoconf if I had to make the decision, but I
understand you...

Thanks for your work,

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